Sandbox ChildCare Management Features

Sandbox ChildCare Management

All-in-One Child Care Management Software

4.87/5 (102 reviews)

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ACH Payment Processing
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Ad hoc Reporting
Alerts / Escalation
Alerts/Notifications
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Audit Management
Authentication
Automated Scheduling
Automatic Backup
Billing & Invoicing
Billing Rate Management
Calendar Management
Certification & Licensing
Certification Tracking
Class Scheduling
Client Portal
Clock In / Out
Communication Management
Communications Management
Contact Database
Contact Management
Credit Card Processing
Customer Accounts
Customer Activity Tracking
Customer Database
Customer History
Customizable Categories
Customizable Fields
Customizable Forms
Daily Reports
Data Import/Export
Data Migration
Data Security
Data Storage Management
Document Storage
Electronic Payments
Electronic Signature
Email Alerts
Email Distribution
Email Invitations & Reminders
Employee Management
Employee Profiles
Employee Time Tracking
Enrollments/Onboarding
Event Calendar
Financial Analysis
Financial Management
Immunization & Allergy Tracking
Invoice Management
Invoice Processing
Leave Tracking
Live Chat
Meal / Nutrition Management
Member Database
Milestone Tracking
Mobile Access
Mobile Alerts
Monitoring
Multi-Channel Communication
Multi-Country
Multi-Location
Parent Portal
Payment Processing
Personalization
Projections
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Reporting
Real-time Updates
Records Management
Registration Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Role-Based Permissions
SSL Security
Secure Data Storage
Secure Login
Self Check-in/Check-out
Self Service Portal
Status Tracking
Student Management
Student Portal
Summary Reports
Transaction Monitoring
User Profiles
Video Support
Wait List Management
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ACH Payment Processing
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Ad hoc Reporting
Alerts / Escalation
Alerts/Notifications
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Audit Management
Authentication
Automated Scheduling
Automatic Backup
Billing & Invoicing
Billing Rate Management
Calendar Management
Certification & Licensing
Certification Tracking
Class Scheduling
Client Portal
Clock In / Out
Communication Management
Communications Management
Contact Database
Contact Management
Credit Card Processing
Customer Accounts
Customer Activity Tracking
Customer Database
Customer History
Customizable Categories
Customizable Fields
Customizable Forms
Daily Reports
Data Import/Export
Data Migration
Data Security
Data Storage Management
Document Storage
Electronic Payments
Electronic Signature
Email Alerts
Email Distribution
Email Invitations & Reminders
Employee Management
Employee Profiles
Employee Time Tracking
Enrollments/Onboarding
Event Calendar
Financial Analysis
Financial Management
Immunization & Allergy Tracking
Invoice Management
Invoice Processing
Leave Tracking
Live Chat
Meal / Nutrition Management
Member Database
Milestone Tracking
Mobile Access
Mobile Alerts
Monitoring
Multi-Channel Communication
Multi-Country
Multi-Location
Parent Portal
Payment Processing
Personalization
Projections
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Reporting
Real-time Updates
Records Management
Registration Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Role-Based Permissions
SSL Security
Secure Data Storage
Secure Login
Self Check-in/Check-out
Self Service Portal
Status Tracking
Student Management
Student Portal
Summary Reports
Transaction Monitoring
User Profiles
Video Support
Wait List Management
Visit WebsiteCompare App
ACH Payment Processing
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Ad hoc Reporting
Alerts / Escalation
Alerts/Notifications
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Audit Management
Authentication
Automated Scheduling
Automatic Backup
Billing & Invoicing
Billing Rate Management
Calendar Management
Certification & Licensing
Certification Tracking
Class Scheduling
Client Portal
Clock In / Out
Communication Management
Communications Management
Contact Database
Contact Management
Credit Card Processing
Customer Accounts
Customer Activity Tracking
Customer Database
Customer History
Customizable Categories
Customizable Fields
Customizable Forms
Daily Reports
Data Import/Export
Data Migration
Data Security
Data Storage Management
Document Storage
Electronic Payments
Electronic Signature
Email Alerts
Email Distribution
Email Invitations & Reminders
Employee Management
Employee Profiles
Employee Time Tracking
Enrollments/Onboarding
Event Calendar
Financial Analysis
Financial Management
Immunization & Allergy Tracking
Invoice Management
Invoice Processing
Leave Tracking
Live Chat
Meal / Nutrition Management
Member Database
Milestone Tracking
Mobile Access
Mobile Alerts
Monitoring
Multi-Channel Communication
Multi-Country
Multi-Location
Parent Portal
Payment Processing
Personalization
Projections
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Reporting
Real-time Updates
Records Management
Registration Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Role-Based Permissions
SSL Security
Secure Data Storage
Secure Login
Self Check-in/Check-out
Self Service Portal
Status Tracking
Student Management
Student Portal
Summary Reports
Transaction Monitoring
User Profiles
Video Support
Wait List Management
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Mobile apps

iOS App


6 reviews

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Android App


0 reviews

Sandbox ChildCare Management Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Sandbox ChildCare Management's features:

Rebecca D.

Best program management software!

2021-03-23

Wonderful, reliable, easy-to-use software overall!

Pros

Sandbox Childcare Management software is great all around!

Cons

The main issue I have is that some processes are not automated.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Sandbox Software


Hi Rebecca,

Thanks for taking the time to leave this great review!

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Krystal O.

Pleased overall

2020-12-01

Help desk is AMAZING !!

Pros

Integration of accounting, parent communication and classroom management.

Cons

No ability for parents to respond to posts made by teachers therefore very hard to receive feedback on our programs. App often glitches. Updates often don't work (released before bugs are worked out).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Sandbox Software


Hi Krystal,

We appreciate you taking the time to leave this great review for us!

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Edward M.

My overall experience with sandbox is great!

2019-05-02

Pros

I like the ability to track the children and staff from anywhere.

Cons

There is no way to design daily reports for a specific age group.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Sandbox Software


Hi Edward,

We appreciate your great review and the feedback. We are looking to make some major enhancements to our daily logs section in the near future so stay tuned!

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Vanessa B.

Essential Office Tool!

2016-09-15

It is an easy to work with program and the support team is very good.

Pros

Waitlist, billing, file, accessibility, reports tracking.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
(Hospitality company, 11-50 employees)

Good trial— try it and see if it works for you and your teachers

2018-08-31

Tried it a few months ago and still using, but may seek other management software

Pros

Helped to track lots of back of office duties.

Cons

Didn’t like it is monthly subscription only. Can’t buyout— always stuck paying. No application format, always cloud based.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Sandbox Software


Thanks for the feedback! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your trial and chose to use our software. Being web-based we provide ongoing maintenance, updates and support so we have a subscription based pricing model. If you have any other questions feel free to contact our support team at support@runsandbox.com

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Claire E.

Sandbox Software Review

2020-11-30

I was responsible for learning and implementing the software so I started from the beginning to learn all that Sandbox could do to improve our department.

Pros

We installed electronic sign-in/out for a secure and accurate attendance system.

Cons

The only negative issue I have with Sandbox is that I need to have specific wording for payment receipts that parents need to submit to their employer for dependent care reimbursement. I need to insert the specific wording manually which is tedious and takes too much time to do each month.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Sandbox Software


Hi Claire,

Thanks for taking the time to leave this amazing review! We are happy to hear that Sandbox was able to help you and your center optimize your daily processes and go paperless.

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Angela B.

Love it! Simple to use and the app makes it easy to sign children in and out.

2018-10-18

Support has been helpful with questions which make it extremely user friendly. Much appreciated!

Pros

Customization reports, leaving notes for families, printing enrollment, customizable

Cons

Sometimes we have blended families, and the contacts for one child are not the same as the other child, it would be nice to have a click box to add emergency contacts as they may not be same.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Sandbox Software


Hi Angela,

Thanks for the raving review and the great feedback! A member from our support team will contact you to learn more about your issue with blended families.

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Krista B.

We have been extremely pleased with Sandbox.

2017-07-10

Our families have really enjoyed the timeclock feature, much more streamlined than paper sign ins and really steps it up in regards to the professionalism of our school.

Pros

I am amazed at how simple the system is to use and to navigate, it has drastically reduced administrative time and increased data management across the board.

Cons

Quickbooks integration would be a nice addition.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Matthew N.

Best Option for Child Care Centres

2020-01-12

This is a complete management and documentation package perfect for centres no matter if its 15 spaces or 150.

Pros

Customer service and support, user interface, ability to keep it simple or utilize more advanced features, value for money, ability to export data.

Cons

Nothing - we have no issues with Sandbox after 4+ years of use.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Sandbox Software


Hi Matthew,

Thanks for sharing this amazing review!

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Molly Z.

Good Product for the Price

2019-08-23

We use them for attendance sheets.

Pros

Ease of transition from our previous software

Cons

I can't post paid time off for staff, only vacation time.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Sandbox Software


HI Molly,

Thanks for the great review and the feedback!

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Robert B.

Excellent Product!

2018-10-11

Pros

It simple to use. The UI is very good, and intuitive to use, and has a nice look and feel.

Cons

Cannot Customize Reports - But still a great product!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Sandbox Software


Hi Robert,

Thanks for the great review! We are looking to add Customizable Reports in the future and you will notified by our team once this has been added to Sandbox.

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BROOKE W.

Over all very happy with Sandbox!

2018-06-04

Pros

Online availability, parent interaction, attendance, and staff tracking.

Cons

Food service meal tracking!! No keyboard shortcuts.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Sandbox Software


Hi Brooke,

Thanks for the feedback and the great review! We have added your requests to our feature request list and we will will notify you if these features are added in.

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Michelle M.

We LOVE Sandbox and have been a user for 2 months now.

2017-08-10

Pros

After tracking tuition with Excel spreadsheets and reports from our credit card company for 125 students and still having discrepancies to reconcile, Sandbox allows us to manage the school rather than the school manage us.

Cons

We would love to see custom reporting added to Sandbox!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Sandbox Software


Hi Michelle,

Thanks for the awesome feedback! You will be happy to know that customizable reports is already in development and you will be notified when the free upgrade is available.

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Sheryl B.

Great for our Summer Camp!

2018-10-23

Made our summer much easier, no more spreadsheets!

Pros

Quick and easy reports and communication with parents.

Cons

We found thay we could not produce the exact reports we required.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Sandbox Software


Hi Sheryl,

Thanks for the great feedback! We are looking to add customizable reports in the future, however, in the meantime we can add these to our feature requests. Please contact our support team at support@runsandbox.com to share these requests.

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Ridwan A.

Billing group not reporting properly

2020-11-17

We able to transfer report using Journal entries

Pros

Friendly users features especially invoicing and billings

Cons

We exploring way to integrate with our Accounting software Fundez.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Sandbox Software


Hi Ridwan,

Thanks for taking the time to leave this review! If you have any issues with the billing please don't hesitate to contact our support team.

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Mohsin S.

Fantastic!

2017-02-14

We have only been on the Sandbox system for about 4 months and our experience with sandbox has been fantastic so far. The Account team (Gavin) and Support team (Kefsere) have been great to be work with. They have been very responsive and accommodating in all aspects, which has led to a great experience so far. Keep up the good work!

Pros

Ability to manage all back-office elements of running a Montessori school and providing powerful reporting.

Cons

Not really a con, however, would be really nice to have an mobile app for iPhones.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Michelle T.

We have been using Sandbox for a few years now and all the new upgrading has helped us.

2017-08-08

Pros

The data is easily obtained for reporting.

Cons

It would be nice if we could start documenting and placing pictures of the children in Sandbox for the parents to view.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Sandbox Software


Hi Michelle,

Thanks for providing your feedback! You can post photos and updates for parents with our Parent Portal. Drop us a line at support@runsandbox.com and our team will help you set it up.

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Bonnie A.

We use the family, billing, staffing, dashboards and reports sections to the fullest!

2017-11-22

Pros

We also love the Admin and Attendance Reports.

Cons

1. Sandbox is not compatible with the regions waiting list. 2. Would like to be able to send group emails to families from Sandbox and not have to use and not be directed to outlook.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Sandbox Software


Hi Bonnie, Thanks for the great feedback! A member from our team will contact you to discuss your waiting list and group email requests. Have a great day!

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Rhonda K.

Love this program. Very user friendly and great support.

2020-11-17

It is so easy to use, allows you to not only track the attendance of the children but staff as well.

Pros

Love the Parent Portal feature and ease of registration.

Cons

There is no way to track children if they visit in multiple programs throughout the day.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Sandbox Software


Hi Rhonda,

We appreciate the great review and feedback you provided.

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Dana B.

Sandbox is great!

2020-11-17

Before we implemented sandbox, we were still using an outdated Windows feature to keep track of our childcare data.

Pros

Having all the attendance and child information easily accessible at your fingertips is the best!

Cons

I don't really have any cons about this software.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Sandbox Software


Hi Dana,

Thanks for this amazing review. Have a great day!

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Kevin L.

Customer service and support has been outstanding !

2018-09-08

Pros

Ease-of-use, real time data for multiple centers and the unlimited customer support.

Cons

We are on able to create specific user reports from user data instead of tags.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Sandbox Software


Hi Kevin,

Thanks for the awesome review and the helpful feedback!

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Reneece W.

I wish I would have known about Sandbox earlier!

2018-05-02

It makes my accounting part of my business so much easier!

Pros

Very Easy to use, affordable, love the cloud based software and that I am able to access it where ever I have access to a device.

Cons

I would like to be able to have the option to integrate tracking expenses, but other than that there are no cons.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Sandbox Software


Hi Reneece, Thanks for the awesome review! Our support team will be contacting you to learn more about your expense tracking request.

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Cindy M.

Sandbox is very user friendly and your service has been very good.

2019-05-22

Our overall experience with Sandbox Childcare Management has been excellent and we are very happy with the software and service.

Pros

The ability to add children and siblings easily and to look children up on any family name. (Children do not always have the same name as one of the parents)

Cons

You are unable to easily forecast the future rooms availability.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Sandbox Software


Hi Cindy,

Thanks for the great review! We love to hear customer feedback and our support team will follow up with you to see if we can show you how Sandbox can help you forecast room openings.

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Denise L.

Sandbox Preschool Software

2020-11-25

The biggest pro to this software is the almost immediate support you can get from software professionals.

Pros

This software is easy to use for both teachers, administration and parents.

Cons

I would like to have the ability to create my own reports.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Sandbox Software


Hi Denise,

Thanks for your amazing review! Happy to hear your find it so easy to work in, as that is something we put a lot of focus on.

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Cindy M.

Not as helpful as we had hoped ...

2019-01-25

Pros

Wide variety of printable reports to help administration

Cons

Rather cumbersome to use. Apps are not fully developed.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

3/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Sandbox Software


Hi Cindy,

Thanks for providing this feedback! We are sorry to hear that you find our software difficult to work in. Ease of use is typically something our customers love about Sandbox.

A member of our support team will be in contact with you to see how we can improve the experience for you.

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